SECTION 258 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Sale of counterfeit Government stamp

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 258 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 258 related FAQs
Whoever sells, or offers for sale, any stamp which he knows or has reason to believe to be a counterfeit of any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 258 in Simple Words

According to section 258 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone sells or offers a stamp that they know or believe to be fake, they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years and fined.

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Offence : Sale of counterfeit Government stamp

Punishment : 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 258 of IPC?

Anyone who sells or offers to sell any stamp that he knows, or has reason for believing, is a counterfeit, will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years. They may also be fined.

What are the Offences relating to coin and Government stamps?

According to section 259, anyone who possesses a revenue stamp issued by government while knowing that it is counterfeit and intends on using or disposing of it as genuine will be punished with either simple or rigorous imprisonment for up to 7 years, accompanied by a fine. 5 Oct 2020